Thursday, September 6, 2012
Dartmouth College hosts a freshman trip that is quite different from most college freshman orientations
Editor’s Note—Danny Katz has been a Patch columnist for the past year writing about issues important to student and the rest of the community. This is his last column written from his freshmen orientation trip at Dartmouth College. Good luck, Danny. I woke up the morning of August 28 and instantly thought, "last night was the last time I will sleep in my own bed for the next nine months." Only my dog and my mother accompanied me to the airport, where I would be flying to my new home. My first year of college has officially begun. Dartmouth has a very unique orientation program in which over 98 percent of freshman choose to participate. The Dartmouth Outing Club (D.O.C.) is a club that hosts trips of all sorts throughout the year for …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The next big step of life is happening for the DHS Class of 2012
- BACK TO SCHOOL
- Danny Katz
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Well, the time has finally arrived. Monday was my last day to spend in this place I call home. Soon I will have a new home. After spending most of my life living in Deerfield, it is time for my peers and me to depart on a life changing journey. On this journey, some of us will meet our future spouses, many will spend time studying abroad and I even bet that at least one of us will help change the world. Ever since I can remember, I had been told about the importance of grades and test scores. The time has arrived where my actions both in and outside of the classroom have determined where the next four years of my life will be spent. It is amazing how quickly those years passed. I will never attend another a single day of high school. No…
Sunday, January 9, 2011
DHS senior considers what high school accomplishments mean after graduation.
The weeks on both ends of Deerfield High School’s two-week winter break are special ones. The weeks before are filled with anticipation and the weeks after can be adequately described as bracing yourself for the meteoroid we call final exams to come crashing down. (I know that’s a little melodramatic. There’s just a lot to do before impact.) These two little stretches of the year are vastly different in these respects, but one common thread runs through them both: visitors. Graduates from previous years come back to school for at least part of the day to see their teachers, sit in on their favorite classes, spend time with friends and try to keep up during a band/orchestra rehearsal or athletic practice. It’s great to see them, and their …
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Deerfield High senior explains his frustrations when rolling admissions grind to a halt.
Obviously, colleges can't accept every student who really wants to go to their schools. All schools can't say, "If you have these scores, attributes, and level of interest, you're in." Most schools receive many more applications than spots they have available. Hopefully, the most deserving and most qualified applicants are admitted. It's frustrating when they aren't, but what's even worse a lot of the time is waiting. Waiting for a set decision release date is not the kind of waiting I'm talking about. Being told if you get your application in by ''x'', you'll hear back on ''y'' is not so bad. You apply and then try to forget about it until the release date. The only advantage to applying earlier is showing your admissions counselor how …